March 31, 2019
The so-called asylum seekers have already overwhelmed Border Patrol and ICE infrastructure. There’s no more space to warehouse the goblins and they’re now pouring into our cities.
They’re now overwhelming Texas.
Under a bridge connecting the U.S. with Mexico, dozens of migrant families cram into a makeshift camp set up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The families are there because permanent processing facilities have run out of room.
Seven hundred miles east, busload after busload of weary, bedraggled migrants crowd into the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Organizers there are used to handling 200 to 300 migrants a day. Lately, the migrants have been arriving at a clip of around 800 a day, overflowing the respite center and straining city resources.
“It’s staggering,” McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez said. “Really, we’ve never seen anything like this before.”
Along the Texas border with Mexico – from El Paso to Eagle Pass to the Rio Grande Valley – masses of migrants have been crossing the border in unprecedented numbers, overwhelming federal holding facilities and sending local leaders and volunteers scrambling to deal with the relentless waves of people.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said Wednesday during a visit to El Paso that the border had hit its “breaking point” and urged Congress to come up with legislative solutions to the problem.
Border Patrol officials were on pace in March for more than 100,000 apprehensions and encounters with migrants – the highest monthly tally in over a decade, he said. Around 90 percent of those – or 90,000 – crossed the border between legal ports of entry.
The vast majority of those crossing between ports of entry turn themselves into Border Patrol agents, seeking asylum.
“The surge numbers are just overwhelming the entire system,” McAleenan said.
Once in the U.S., the migrants – mostly families from Central America – are crowding into facilities designed to hold single adult men, said Theresa Brown, director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Washington-based Bipartisan Policy Center and a former CBP policy adviser for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Increasingly, smugglers are bringing larger numbers of families together and delivering them across the Rio Grande, knowing they’ll overrun facilities and be released until their immigration court date, she said. Under U.S. law, Border Patrol is not supposed to hold any migrant for longer than 72 hours.
Usually, Border Patrol hands them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which can detain families for up to 20 days. But all of those facilities are overcrowded, Brown said, leading Border Patrol to skip the transfer to ICE and release migrants to shelters en masse.
“This is a system-wide collapse,” she said.
Sister Norma Pimentel, who oversees the shelter, said she received a phone call two weekends ago from a Border Patrol official warning that the numbers were about to skyrocket. The next day, around 800 migrants showed up to the shelter, she said.
On Wednesday, clusters of migrants crowded the halls of the center. Lines stretched down long halls, as migrants waited to use the shower or pick up diapers. Teams of volunteers called migrants’ relatives to get bus tickets. Every 20 minutes or so, a new tour bus would drive up and deliver another 50 migrants into the shelter.
Despite the crush, Pimentel said she will continue taking in the migrants. “If you drop them off on the street, they’re not going to know what to do,” she said. “We’re going to have chaos. We’re going to have a terrible problem.”
Sister Pimentel said that dropping these “asylum seekers” on the street is terribly problematic because they wouldn’t know what to do.
Had they successfully sneaked past Border Patrol, their situation would’ve been pretty much that: on the street without knowing what to do, so why should we take care of them or give them stuff or whatever?
These goblins are literally invading our land and people like Sister Norma Pimentel are telling us that we can’t just let them invade our country on their own and that we have to help them conquer us.
Sister Norma Pimentel
Goblins are not even trying to sneak in anymore. They want to get caught and “claim asylum” so they get all of the good stuff that the American people has to pay for because legume creatures uttered the magic “asylum” word.
They shouldn’t even be allowed to be here in the first place, but if they’re here, the least we can do is to not make it easier for them to take away our stuff.
But it seems that not helping invaders invade you is against the invader’s human rights.
Jews have done quite an amazing job at brainwashing people, huh?
This “offer the other cheek” thing is getting out of control.
We’re not only getting invaded.
We’re not just not doing anything to stop it.
We’re paying for it.
We are paying for the invaders to invade us.
Instead of fighting the invaders, we’re giving them stuff when they invade us.
But don’t worry, remember that Senile Alzheimer President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the border.
It would be so easy to fix our weak and very stupid Democrat inspired immigration laws. In less than one hour, and then a vote, the problem would be solved. But the Dems don’t care about the crime, they don’t want any victory for Trump and the Republicans, even if good for USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2019
Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get into the USA. Our detention areas are maxed out & we will take no more illegals. Next step is to close the Border! This will also help us with stopping the Drug flow from Mexico!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2019
See? He has this under control. He’ll close the border the same way he closed the border all those times that he closed the border since he became president of the United States.